Phytochemicals active compounds found in plants which provide the plant with its natural repellants to insects, protecting themselves against the sun and the amazing colours and smells they produce.
Although phytochemicals are not classed as essential nutrients as our lives do not depend on them but they do play a vital role in the body’s biochemistry.
We could class it as a semi-essential nutrient as their effects can affect our lives like vitamins and minerals. They are believed to be antioxidents, anti inflammatory properties, immunity, DNA repair
The benefits include heart diesease prevention, cancer
Phytochemicals - What are they?
Foods such as whole grains, vegetables, beans, nuts, fruits, teas, spices and herbs.
Increase daily consumption of plantbased foods by including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet with varying colours but most importantly keep away from processed foods.
Sulforaphane is a phytochemical which is found in Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli does amazing things!